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Visitor Services Assistant, Scottish Storytelling Centre

Title: Visitor Services Assistant, Scottish Storytelling Centre Salary: £21,600 – £24,000 per annum (Pay Award Pending) Location: Edinburgh Hours: 35 hours per week Closing date: Friday 2 December, 12:00pm Reference number: 37/22 Overview You will play a pivotal role within the Scottish Storytelling Centre team through the provision of outstanding customer service for visitors to the Centre. In addition to your … Continued

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To Begin the Dance Once More

Today is the Global Day of Action called by Egyptian groups at COP27 – the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties taking place in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. In solidarity with the Global Day of Climate Action we are excited to release the first short segment of our new Traditional Dance Forum … Continued

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Students-in-residence

Recently, Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland was selected as one of the major partners for work experience placements of MSc students in Dance Science and Education from the University of Edinburgh. Over the academic year 2022/23 we were tasked with mentoring three student teachers – all dance professionals with a scientific foundation for the teaching … Continued

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TRACS Director Recruitment

Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland (TRACS) seeks a new Director with extensive experience of traditional arts, and their place and development in contemporary society.  The Director is the chief executive of TRACS leading on strategy, funding and programme. A clear understanding is required of the current traditional arts communities in Scotland, along with a broad … Continued

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Beira and Bride

It’s #NationalPoetryDay 2022 and as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories we celebrate the bonds between traditional dance and poetry with a new Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland commission. Beira and Bride is a newly-commissioned poem by Donald Smith, an Edinburgh-based storyteller, novelist, playwright and performance poet. He is an author and contributor to numerous … Continued

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Dance and music in the secret poetry garden

Bring your lunch and join us for al fresco circle dance, poetry and live music on Thursday, 22 September 2022, 12 noon in the circle backgreen of our home – the Scottish Storytellng Centre. Rain or shine, enjoy the ancient dancing in a circle, known in Bulgaria as ‘horo’, but presented by Scottish dance artists … Continued

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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 14 – 31 October 2022: Keep It Lit

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) invites audiences round the hearth of storytelling this autumn, as we reveal our 2022 festival theme – Keep It Lit, a symbolic fire where experiences and memories are shared, and the torch of oral storytelling is passed on. In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories, the 2022 festival programme … Continued

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Open Call to Submit a Creative Response to the Theme of Big Ideas within Scottish Literature

Figures of Speech: Creative Commission November 2022 Scottish Storytelling Centre | Edinburgh City of Literature What Big Idea from Scottish Literature inspires you? Figures of Speech is a cross-artform series of six events throughout 2022 which explores who we are as a modern literary nation, celebrating Scotland’s literature and challenging its boundaries. The event series … Continued

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TRACS – Finance and Administration Officer (0.5)

TRACS is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer (0.5) to join the team. TRACS is a support and development organisation for traditional arts and culture in Scotland. It facilitates the work of the Scottish Storytelling Forum, the Traditional Music Forum, and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland, based at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. In … Continued

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Scottish Storytelling Centre celebrates Scotland’s Year of Stories in 2022 Fringe programme

Alan Bissett, Jo Clifford, and Niall Moorjani feature in this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe programme at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, which will celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories. The Scottish Storytelling Centre’s 2022 Fringe programme sees some of Scotland’s finest storytellers and performers creating new conversations around live issues, or reflecting on past events that resonate … Continued

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